Arctornis plumbacea Swinhoe
1903, Fasc. Malay., 1: 62.
Diagnosis. Both plumbacea and ouria Collenette (See
Arctornis ouria Collenette comb.n) have rather
translucent pale brown or greyish brown wings with, on the forewing, a diffusely
darker discal spot and a sinuous postmedial row of spots. The forewing margin
has a diagnostic central angle in plumbacea, and the postmedial row of
spots is nearer the margin, broader. Females of each are much paler, the ground
Taxonomic note. Both species have R1 and R2 arising independently from Rs at the cell,
though R2 in ouria has a brief anastomosis with R5 beyond the branch of
R5. The male genitalia in both have a strongly bifid uncus and a double harpe on
Geographical range. Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Habitat preference. This is a rare species of lowland forest, but records
from near the Danum Valley Field Centre indicate it can persist in logged
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